I was wondering down William Street, one lunchtime wondering what to eat, when I spotted Hoka’s lunch time special list which included Singaporean Style Fish & Rice. Intrigued, as I never heard of Singaporean Style Fish before, I walked in as a hungry cyclist and ordered a large Singaporean Style Fish & Rice for $10.
I was a little disappointed, Singaporean Style Fish was lightly fried fish and onions in a sweet and sour sauce with a hint of chilli. It contained none of the flavours I expected from Singaporean food.
Other than the lack of expected flavours, the meal was good, the fish was not overcooked, it was well presented. While I thought the portion size was reasonable for a large, I found out later it was actually a small, so a big plus for portion size and minus for service.
BTW, I was not the only one who had never heard of Singaporean Style Fish, when I posted my meal on Foursquare. A friend of mind who grew up in Singapore, commented on Twitter they never heard of Singaporean Style Fish and since they left Singapore they had found a number of so called Singaporean dishes they never heard of while in Singapore.
I will probably return to Hoka Restaurant, it was decent food at a good price, $8 for a small serving. I will just need to find something on the menu that I can enjoy eating.